News

Friday, June 11, 2021
Butler’s Bulletin: Spring Session Review & More

This May was one of the busiest final few weeks of a spring legislative session we’ve seen recently. While it was great to be back in the Capitol on a…


Thursday, June 10, 2021
Legislation Passes to End Student Restraint and Isolated “Time outs”

Educators face continuous challenges in maintaining classroom order and discipline.  One method that school personnel are allowed to use is to remove a child from a school setting for a…


Wednesday, June 9, 2021
Pritzker Breaks Fair Maps Pledge, Lawsuit Filed

As a candidate for governor in 2018, JB Pritzker was asked the following question regarding redistricting: “Will you pledge as governor to veto any state legislative redistricting map proposal that is…


Tuesday, June 8, 2021
Rep. Butler Calls on Pritzker to Stop Running State by Executive Order with Phase 5 Full Reopening

State Representative Tim Butler, joined by several members of the Illinois General Assembly, sent a letter to Governor JB Pritzker today calling on him to stop running the state by…


Monday, June 7, 2021
New Permanent Illinois Telehealth Law

Illinois’ proposed telehealth law applies to the medical procedures covered by workplace-based health care insurance and insurers, not Medicaid.  As approved by the General Assembly, HB 3308 gives health insurers the tools…


Monday, June 7, 2021
House Advances Major Changes to State Gaming Law, Senate Action Awaited

Illinois’ current gaming law is based on big moves enacted in 2019.  To meet consumer demand, Illinois legalized sports wagering, expanded video gaming machine numbers, asked the Illinois Gaming Board…


Saturday, June 5, 2021
Trailer Fees Reduced, Vehicle Trade-in Cap Eliminated

In a rare victory for Illinois taxpayers, the General Assembly passed legislation that will sharply reduce trailer license fees and restore the full vehicle trade-in credit. As reported by Capitol News…


Saturday, June 5, 2021
Small Steps Taken on Ethics Reform, But More Needed

Illinois is in desperate need of comprehensive ethics reform to end the culture of corruption in our state. In just the past two years, several current and former state legislators…


Friday, June 4, 2021
$42.3 Billion Budget Full of Pork, Pay Raises and Higher Taxes

Minutes before midnight on the May 31 deadline, House Democrats passed a $42.3 billion State budget for Fiscal Year 2022. Their budget adds a billion dollars in pork projects for…


Friday, June 4, 2021
Butler, Republicans Respond to Pritzker Signing Partisan-Drawn Maps

Illinois House and Senate Republicans respond to Governor Pritzker breaking his promise to the people of Illinois by signing gerrymandered maps.